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Dec 13, 2011 7:00pm EST
abuse scandal at penn state university waived his preliminary hearing today. jerry sandusky's decision means his case will proceed to a trial. he faces more than 50 counts of sexually abusing ten boys across a 12-year-period. sandusky has denied the allegations, and defense lawyer joseph amendola said today, that has not changed. >> i don't want there to be any misunderstanding. we are not in any way conceding guilt. in fact, jerry is more adamant than ever of his innocence, in expressing his innocence at trial. today's decision was simply a tactical measure based upon an analysis of what was going to transpire. >> sreenivasan: instead, the defense said it wanted to avoid having sandusky's accusers amplify their claims in open court. a pennsylvania state prosecutor said it was probably for the best. >> i haven't spoken to the victims. you've got to show and understand that you can't forget the victims in this. you want to have some feelings of compassion for the hurt that they have. you know, i think i would imagine that they would be somewhat relieved not having to go out and testify
Dec 7, 2011 7:00pm EST
penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky was jailed today. he was accused of new counts of sexually abusing boys but could not post bail. sandusky already faced 40 counts. there was also word that bernie fine, a former assistant basketball coach at syracuse university will not face charges of molesting boys in the 1980s. a prosecutor said the statute of limitations has run out. prosecutors in philadelphia have dropped their long-running fight to execute mumia abu jamal. the black panther was sentenced to death for murdering a white police officer, daniel faulkner, during a traffic stop. abu jamal maintained he was a victim of racism and in 2008 a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hear. today, the district attorney said he wants to avoid more years of appeals. >> there's never been any doubt in my mind that mumia abu jamal shot and killed officer faulkner. and i believe that the appropriate sentence was handed down by the jury of his peers in 1982. while abu jamal will no longer be facing the death penalty, he will remain behind bars for the rest of his life. an
Dec 16, 2011 7:00pm EST
accused of lying to a grand jury. it stems from a probe of sexual abuse charges against jerry sandusky, a former assistant football coach. the judge's ruling involved penn state athletic director tim curley, who's now on leave, and gary schultz, a former university vice president. earlier in the day, assistant football coach mike mcqueary testified that he "has no doubt" he saw sandusky molest a boy in a locker room shower in 2002. as many as 20,000 children have been sexually abused in roman catholic institutions in the netherlands since 1945. an independent commission announced that finding today, after investigating incidents at schools, orphanages and seminaries. the report said some 800 priests, pastors, and lay people were implicated, but only about 100 are still alive. after the release, the archbishop of utrecht issued an apology. >> i feel ashamed, and i feel deeply touched and affected by what rirea i have read in the r. >> sreenivasan: the archbishop said victims will be compensated by a commission established by the church last month. individual payments could go a
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